The proposed sell-off of state-owned conservation land has raised more than a few hackles. Ostensibly this sell-off will raise millions that can then be spent on more endangered and critical real estate. A piece in this newspaper and a few weeks later in the Tallahassee Democrat, produced a fair amount of reaction in the form of emails from as far away at Jefferson County. Without exception those who emailed me were against selling off these “surplus” lands.
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Long-time Gadsden Extension Agent Henry Grant was appointed state president of the Florida Association of Ag Agents. “This is really an honor,” said Grant, 30-year-veteran of the Gadsden Extension Office. Grant’s main duty as president was to coordinate the annual conference, where a record number of agents from around the state would gather in July to discuss how to improve the agricultural industry in Florida. [Full Story »]
Marty Ray Burns, Sr., 48, of Tallahassee, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Capital Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Fort Braden Cemetery in Tallahassee. Faith Funeral Home handled arrangements (850.539.4300 or www. faithfuneralhome.com).
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Memorial services for James Joseph “Jim” Reamer, 89, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Rev. Bill Bess will officiate. Mr. Reamer passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at his home in Grady County, GA. [Full Story »]